Thursday, October 22, 2009

English police are re-arming themselves...

Motorcycle police with machine guns to patrol violent gang hot spots.
Motorcycle police armed with semi automatic pistols are to patrol the streets for the first time in a bid to combat shootings

Shootings in Sarah Brady paradise? What about all their common sense gun control? Handgun ban? Semi-auto ban? Licensing and registration? Are none of those things working?
They will be armed with Heckler & Koch MP5 single-fire carbine guns and Glock semi-automatic pistols.

It seems the English press has the same problem as the American press. A single-fire carbine is not a machine gun as stated in the title.
Gun crime in London has risen year on year with the number of offences in the month of September alone up by 30 per cent from 230 last year to 300 this year.

Over the past year, gun crime in the capital has soared by 17 per cent with 1,736 incidents reported in London between April and September this year - 252 more than the same period last year.

That seems about right. For the past decade the English have been reducing the number of guns in the hands of the law-abiding. If more guns equals less crime, then it's safe to say fewer guns equals more crime.

And I love the last line in the article:
'Are we heading down a slippery slope towards armed rather than community policing? I hope the Met will rethink this terrible decision immediately and think of a genuinely proactive way to prevent gun crime.'

Whether you're a cop or civilian, being unarmed is anything but proactive.


Bob S. said...

Combine the increased gun violence with the reports of the cops deliberately failing to report crimes and the policy of not reporting crimes happening to children under 16.

It seems that Sarah Brady's paradise may not be all that it is supposed to be.

Laci the Chinese Crested said...

Actually, this caused a backlash and the armed rozzers were taken off the street. That means the only armed police are now the ones with the guns locked in a safe in the boot of their cars.

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